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Brooklyn NY History

Brooklyn is New York City's most populous borough with 2.5 million residents, and second largest in area. It is also the western most county on Long Island.

Since 1896, Brooklyn has had the same boundaries as Kings County, which is now the most populous county in New York State and the second most densely populated county in the United States, after New York County (Manhattan).

Brooklyn was an independent city until its consolidation with New York City in 1898, and continues to maintain a distinct culture, independent art scene, and unique architectural heritage. Many Brooklyn neighborhoods are ethnic enclaves where particular ethnic groups and cultures predominate.

Much history went into making Brooklyn the place it is today. Below are some insites into that Brooklyn history.

  • The Battle Of Brooklyn - The first and greatest Battle of the American Revolution
  • The Old Stone House - Revolutionary War Site and Educational center
  • Historical Homes In Brooklyn
  • Brooklyn Archaeology
  • The Lott House - Restoring Brooklyn's Place in American History
  • The Old Dutch Church - With the 350 year old cemetery
  • The USS Monitor - Made in Brooklyn USA
  • Brooklyn Baseball History - We made it the National Pastime
  • Hubbards Lane - The Ghost of Flatlands Past!!
  • Greenpoint History
  • Some Bushwick Fire house history!
  • A Short History of Brooklyn

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